Human Resources and Risk Management

WVWD Human Resource staff discussing District programs

The WVWD Human Resources and Risk Management Department serves as a strategic partner with the District's Departments and provides responsive professional services in attracting, developing and retaining a high performing workforce. The department strives to develop a healthy, satisfied and qualified workforce that safely operates and supports our critical water infrastructure. 

The department is responsible for providing human resources & risk management services.  It is our primary goal to recruit and maintain a highly skilled and qualified workforce.

To accomplish this, our department offers a number of services to all our employees which include:

Recruitment and Selection

Serves as the lead in the recruitment process to administer the application, testing and pre-employment processes. Working in conjunction with other departments, the Human Resources Department strives to attract, hire and retain qualified individuals and place them in positions with responsibilities that allow them to maximize their skills, knowledge and talents. 

Labor Relations

Administers the District’s labor relations with its employee bargaining unit and non-represented employees including negotiations, drafting and interpreting Memorandum of Understanding as needed and maintaining effective working relationships with labor associations.

Employee Relations

Administer the performance evaluation process and provide guidance and assistance to supervisors with employee performance and disciplinary issues, manage and resolve employee grievances. 

Classification and Compensation

Maintain the District’s classification plan to ensure job descriptions accurately reflect the duties, responsibilities and qualifications necessary, and as needed conduct labor market studies of compensation to be used as the basis for labor negotiations.

Employee Benefits

Administer the medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement and supplemental benefit programs offered to District employees, and administration of the Workers’ Compensation program to ensure timely medical treatment for employees injured on the job.

Leave Administration

Administer and advise employees on leaves available to them including Family Care and Medical Leave, Pregnancy Disability and Military Leave.


Administer the safety, training and accident prevention program, identifying and implementing safety improvement opportunities to ensure employees have a safe work environment.

Employee Engagement

Plan and hosts a variety of employee events including annual employee fairs, luncheons, a Halloween costume contest, a end of year holiday party, and employee wellness programs.

Self Insured Programs
  • General Liability Claims Administration
  • Workers’ Compensation Administration

All of the actions mentioned above are conducted under the guidelines of relevant labor and employment laws and best practices.

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